iLead Spring Meadows
Curriculum & Culture
iLEAD Spring Meadows School focuses on the WHOLE CHILD, and valuing not just academic success but also SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH. We are also committed to INCORPORATING TECHNOLOGY and field trips that bring the classroom LEARNING TO LIFE into the real world.
We Feature the Following Elements
Individual Learning Plans
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) personalize goals and instruction for each child. We believe that learning should be interest-driven, peer-supported and focused on powerful outcomes.
Presentations of Learning
At the end of the year, facilitators and learners give their own Presentations of Learning based on their reflections of their achievements and growth toward those particular goals.
Academic achievement is only one component of a learner’s education at iLEAD. We also support the learner’s development of emotional intelligence, life skills and community engagement.
We offer a dynamic classroom approach in which learners actively explore real-world challenges to acquire deeper knowledge. Research shows that learners’ retention of content and attitude toward and interest in learning increase when PBL is done well.
Multi-age education is an approach to teaching and learning that truly allows the academic and social-emotional needs of every learner to be met. In multi-age environments, learners are able to work on skills and concepts that are appropriate based on where they fall in the learning continuum, regardless of their age.
In the meantime, social interaction among older and younger learners promotes leadership and positive social-emotional behaviors. Older learners may model problem-solving and communication skills for their younger peers and vice versa.
Lastly, multi-age education allows each learner to spend at least two consecutive years with the same facilitator. This process results in seamless transitions from one year to the next. Because half the class has returned for the second year, classroom culture, procedures and expectations are already understood early on.
In classrooms where deeper learning is the focus, you find learners who are motivated and challenged—who look forward to their next assignment. They apply what they have learned in one subject area to newly encountered situations in another. They can see how their classwork relates to real life. They are gaining indispensable knowledge, skills and beliefs, including:
Mastery of core academic content, critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration, effectie communication, self-directed learning and a growth mind-set.
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iLEAD Springfield/Holland offers a bright future for your child by providing Project Based Deeper Learning that promotes the development of the Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills needed for life-long success.